Luau Party Ideas: Food Label Cards, Activities & Recipes

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Wine Tart for a Luau

Wine tart is perfect for any occasion like dinner, a Luau party or any special evening you might be having on your list or calendar. I always like having some and so does my entire family, its good sophisticated and elegant.

Categories: Desserts, Pastry
Servings: 6

140 g Plain flour (5 oz) 1/2 ts Sugar
1 ts Baking powder 3 tb Milk
60 g Unsalted butter (2 1/4 oz) Butter and flour for the
1 ds Salt - tart tin

120 g Caster sugar (4 oz) 100 ml Good dry white wine (scant
1 ts Ground cinnamon - 1/4 pint)
10 g Plain flour (1/4 oz) 15 g Butter (approx. 1/2 oz)

This a recipe from the Swiss district "Vaud": both the pastry and the
filling are local specialities.

Pre-heat the oven to 260 oC/500 oF. Lightly butter a tart tin with a removable base 20 cm (8 in) in diameter.

Pastry: put the flour, baking powder and softened butter together in a large bowl. Add the salt and sugar. Rub all the ingredients together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse semolina. Add the milk and mix it in lightly and rapidly with your fingers, without exerting any pressure. Form the pastry into a ball, using it to collect all the loose flour. If need be, add another drop or two of milk.

Do not let the pastry rest, but roll it out straight away to fit the prepared tart tin. The pastry should be only 3 mm (1/8 in) thick and should extend well beyond the rim. Ease the pastry into the base of the tin by pressing gently into the corners with a small ball of dough, but arrange for the spare pastry at the top of the tin to project as a little horizontal fold or lip about 1 cm (3/8 in) wide and 1 cm deep inside the tin. There is now much less spare pastry all round the outside of the tin. Press the pastry down on top of the rim with your thumb and trim it off neatly by rolling the pin across the tin.

Press the fold of pastry inside the tin upwards (the rolling pin should have passed over it without touching it at all). Work fast, with your fingers inside the rim. You now have a border standing up all round the top of the tin, with the lower, outside edge firmly attached to the rim. Pinch this border between your finger and thumb with tweaking movements, at intervals of 1 cm (3/8 in) to make a little fluted edge all round the top of the tart.

Mix the sugar, cinnamon and flour together. Strew this mixture all over the bottom of the tart. (This is a liquid filling so the bottom of the tart is not pricked with a fork). Pour the wine over the sugar mixture and mix it with your fingertips. Dot the surface with the butter, in flakes.

Cook the tart in the bottom of the pre-heated oven for 15 ... 20 minutes, turning it from time to time to equalise the heat and to prevent bubbles forming.

Leave the tart to cool before taking it out of the tin. This tart is really a hit, I always make some during a festivities and people ask for cooking tips as if I was the best chef ever, its really impressive. Delicious recipes taste great with Luau party supplies to surround the party mood with the theme. Add some Hawaiian Luau recipe for an outdoor beach party. Show off your gardening prowess or that of local gardeners by spotlighting locally grown fruits and veggies. Individual salt and pepper shakers make a delightful addition to any dinner table, especially at a large family or formal dinner. Show off your gardening prowess or that of local gardeners by spotlighting locally grown fruits and veggies.

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Keep the guests moving, laughing, and entertained with these Luau Party Tips. Try creating a menu to match the celebration.

When you are putting together the menu for your own Luau party youíll have an easy time if you follow the standards of your favorite traditional Luau party menu. Food like the royal roast pig and other unique exotic treats are just right at this party!

The modern Luau has a few more items than the traditional Luau party, but itís okay to have some tasty additions as long as the guests like them and you can be sure the guests will like them. Try your hand at a tasty TROPICAL CHICKEN SALAD, Hawaiian Cole Slaw, lemon bread, Cocoanut Pie, a fun watermelon boat and more. You can also serve up the more traditional poi, kalua pig, poke, lomi salmon and haupia which is a kind of cocoanut pudding. The buffet is also sure to benefit from a tasty and edible fruit platter with cocoanut and pineapple.

Haupia

To make this delicious Hawaiian Luau recipe for your party youíll need the following items: 3 cups coconut milk, 1/2 cup sugar, Dash salt, 1/2 cup cornstarch

Begin your Luau Haupia by mixing coconut milk with sugar and salt in a saucepan. Cook on the oven over medium heat in a saucepan. When warm begin mixing in cornstarch while stirring constantly. Cook and stir the Haupia until thickened. Scrape the bottom of the pan as you stir to prevent burning the mixture. Donít let it boil. Pour the mixture into an ungreased microwave safe square pan. Cool the Haupia about 1 hour in the fridge. Slice and serve to your guests for a great luau themed dessert.

Haupia pudding is a great dish to add to your Luau buffet. Just make sure youíve got plenty of paper plates, cups and napkins to keep at the buffet too! Have a great time at your luau party! By just adding even one simple food item to the menu will help create a complete Luau event mood.

Free printable Luau food label cards to  that go with the festivities. Use at the buffet to label the dishes or place on the dinner table for assigned seating.
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FIND YOUR OWN PEOPLE: Cards with different pictures are cut into 4-5 parts. The teams must find their own people. Or cut the cards into 2-3 parts. One part is given to the girl, 2 other parts are given to the boys. The boy who finds the girl first asks her for a dance. More luau party games. Lots more Luau celebration thoughts here Theme Party Games. Also, check out the Safari Party Ideas.

 
 
 
 
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